Luke James And Bj The Chicago Kid At The Loft

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Luke James And Bj The Chicago Kid At The Loft

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Monday, March 2, 2015 Rival Entertainment Presents: LUKE JAMES & BJ THE CHICAGO KID with George Tandy, Jr. the Loft at Center Stage Doors 7 / Show 8 / All Ages $25 When a new artist hits the scene, adjectives like fresh and honest frequently get thrown around when, in many instances, it’s more hype than truth. But that’s definitely not the case when it comes to Luke James. And just who is Luke James? He’s a singer/songwriter who truly embodies the honesty and fresh, organic soulfulness that’s been in relatively short supply of late in contemporary music. Now that sounds like a pretty tall order for a newcomer to fulfill. However, the New Orleans native is very much up to the task. In fact, you’ve no doubt heard his work: he co-wrote Chris Brown’s “Crawl” and has penned songs for Justin Bieber (“That Should Be Me”) and Britney Spears (“Kill The Lights”), among others. And his growing fan base includes none other than Beyoncé, who selected James to appear in her “Run the World” video. James’ real-deal approach to music and—more important—the craft of singing are the main attractions on his upcoming pre album and album of the same name: “Made to Love.” Both mark the singer/songwriter’s debut on Mercury/Island Def Jam via New Age Rock Star Records (NARS), the label helmed by award-winning producer Danja (Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake, Keri Hilson) and long-time collaborator / mixing engineer Marcella “Ms Lago” Araica (Madonna, Pink, Timbaland). “This isn’t a fad for me,” declares James. “I’m willing to go wherever with this because music is everything to me. This is my world and how I see it. My music speaks for me in a way that’s relatable and truthful.” “Honest is the best word to describe Luke,” adds Danja, who began working with James nearly four years ago. “Every message in his songs is sincere. And Luke’s voice is another obvious factor. Putting all of that together, he possesses a universal connection that touches everyone. He’s an undeniable force.” That connection hits home on James’ lead single, “I Want You.” Packed with interesting breaks and tempo shifts, the sparse yet bright track pulsates with an infectious, hip-hop-influenced beat. That foundation provides the perfect complement to James’ pure, arresting falsetto as he sings: “I was just a broken record of one-night stands /Til you came along with your beautiful song …” “It’s all about the voice,” says Danja. “And that’s what he’s captured on every record. Production doesn’t matter. No matter how sparse or grand I make it, he takes control and makes it about him.” B.J. The Chicago Kid is one of the most explosive, yet mature, soulful artists/writers of our young generation. Following the love of his life, BJ married to music at a young age and has since been living his dream. BJ’s talents have assisted artists such as Mary Mary, Musiq Soulchild, Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Kanye West, Usher, Mario, Mary J. Blige, and Jamie Foxx via writing and performing. George Tandy, Jr's debut radio release "March" is currently ranked #3 on the Billboard Adult R&B Chart. "March" is taking the airwaves across the country by storm and is currently a Top 10 song at more than fifty radio stations, currently in rotation in major markets such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami, Detroit, SiriusXM - Heart and Soul, as well as, The Steve Harvey Morning Show and The Tom Joyner Morning Show. The recent premiere of the official video for "March" has the record industry and airwaves buzzing with intrigue. And, this is just the beginning...

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